Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski
) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat
) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:
(whispers) Click on the link...https://framatube.org/w/4294a720-f263-4ea4-9392-cf9cea4d5277